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Ethanol Emerging Issues Forum Features Key Issues and Trends

March 27, 2014

Press Release

Ethanol Emerging Issues Forum Features Key Issues and Trends

OMAHA, NE—Ethanol and biofuels experts from across the U.S. will be in Omaha for the 9th annual "Ethanol 2014: Emerging Issues Forum" held April 10-11 at the Magnolia Hotel. The forum is targeted to ethanol producers and others integrally involved in the production, technology, policy and marketing of ethanol and its co-products. The forum runs from 1:00 to 5:30 pm on Thursday and from 8:00 am to noon on Friday.

The keynote address at 1:15 pm on Thursday will be presented by Doug Durante, executive director of the Clean Fuels Development Coalition in Washington, DC. Durante will discuss the Federal Policy Impacts on Ethanol Production and Marketing.

Steve Bleyl of Green Plains Renewable Energy of Omaha will speak about the Blend Wall and Market Access via Higher Blends. A panel of experts from the University of Illinois Law & Policy Center, Novozymes and U.S. Department of Agriculture will discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard and Public Policy.

Other topics during the forum include domestic and international ethanol marketing opportunities and barriers, ethanol co-products, low carbon fuel standards and integrating technology trends into the ethanol processing platform.

Some 130 ethanol industry leaders are expected to be in attendance. Registration for the event is open until 5:00pm April 7th.

The event is presented by the Nebraska Ethanol Board, Clean Fuels Development Coalition, American Coalition for Ethanol, Association of Nebraska Ethanol Producers, and the Nebraska Ethanol Industry Coalition. A detailed agenda for the Ethanol 2014: Emerging Issues Forum can be found at

Established in 1971, the Ethanol Board assists ethanol producers with programs and strategies for marketing ethanol and related co-products. The Board supports organizations and policies that advocate the increased use of ethanol fuels – and administers public information, education and ethanol research projects. The Board also assists companies and organizations in the development of ethanol production facilities in Nebraska. For more information, please visit